Knowledge Is Honour

Zoetendal Akademie / Academy is a dual-medium, primary school in L’Agulhas. The non-profit organization aims to create a safe, happy and stable environment for learners between the ages of 4 and 13 years of age. At Zoetendal Akademie / Academy, education is coupled with art, culture, sport and extramural activities. Subscribing to the philosophy of quality over quantity, Zoetendal Akademie / Academy offers smaller teaching environments which focus on giving children the attention and confidence they need to reach their full potential in academic prowess.

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Zoetendal  Akademie / Academy was established in January 1997 by the Struisbaai / L’Agulhas community under the guidance and leadership of Mrs Celia Lourens. 

The school’s name was taken from the Zoetendal, a wooden sailing ship that was stranded on Struisbaai shores in 1673.  



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Zoetendal  Akademie / Academy follows the South-African National Curriculum with personalized additions so as to benefit the growth and development of each learner. 

Learners are taught in a small intimate classroom environment so that they can receive the personal attention they need.


Formal assessments are as per the norm and the Grade 4 to Grade 7 exams happen bi-annually. The Grade 3s and 6s also do the annual systemic tests monitored by WCED (Western Cape Education Department).
The school participates in Conquesta Primary School Olympiads, which is a multiple-choice quiz which challenges learner knowledge in the various subjects on offer

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Zoetendal  Akademie / Academy is aware that creativity is the main driving force behind progress which is why pupils receive ample opportunity to participate in various cultural activities. These include praise & worship, Eisteddfod and Sanlam art competitions. The school’s arts and cultural activities include:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Sanlam Art
  • Overberg Eisteddfod
  • Public Speaking
  • ACSV - Praise and Worship Sessions (Afrikaanse Christelike Studente Vereniging)
  • Annual School Tour


Zoetendal  Akademie / Academy provides a variety of sporting activities for pupils and although there are occasional competitions with other schools, the main emphasis is on having fun while keeping fit. The school’s sporting activities include:

  • Chess
  • Mini-Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Triathlon
  • Rugby
  • Surfing (extramural)
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Zoetendal  Akademie / Academy generates funds through various events and initiatives to raise money for items on their wish-list.

Donations are also welcome and can be deposited into the following account:

Account Name: Zoetendal Akademie
Bank: ABSA, Bredasdorp
Branch Code: 632 005
Account Number: 178 0147 217
Reference: Donation and Surname

Zoetendal  Akademie / Academy thank you for your donation.



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